December Weather and Diving
December 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
After a not really nice December 2017 this year was back to normal again, although we could have done with a few more sunny days. All in all we had 18 really sunny days, 12 partially sunny days and 1 overcast day. The rain was less than normal and temperatures were higher than average. The sea was on occasion quite chilly, down to 27 degrees.
Also the wind was less than average, all in all we had only 8 days with a moderate or strong wind.
On all days we could dive at all destinations, whereas in 2017 on 2 days we could not dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area, on 5 days we could no safely and comfortably reach Richelieu Rock and on 2 days we could not dive at the housereef. In 2016 on 1 day we were limited to Racha Yai and on 1 other day we could not dive at our housereef here in Kata Beach, in 2015 we could not dive in the Shark point area for 5 consecutive days, in 2014 we were on 1 day limited to Racha Yai, on 1 day we could besides Racha Yai also reach Phi Phi and on 1 day there was no diving possible in the Shark Point area and Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, in 2013 we could reach all divesites including our housereef here in Kata safely every day.
|Sunny days, dry||15||13||10||18||7||21||12||9||6||22|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||3||3||0||6||6||3||3||4||4||8|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||6||9||9||2||3||3||4||7||4||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||3||1||2||1||5||3||1||1||3||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||3||4||5||3||7||0||6||6||7||0|
|Overcast days, dry||1||0||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||0||1||2||0||1||1||3||1||5||0|
|Overcast, wet days||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||1||2||0|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||23||19||21||20||15||17||22||19||23||16|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||8||12||10||11||16||14||9||12||8||15|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||29-35||29-33||27-34||31-34||29-34||28-33||28-34||28-33||29-33||30-32|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.9||31.7||31.8||32.4||31.8||32.0||31.1||31.1||30.1||31.0|
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